Author: Karen M. Alley

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. It's all about spending time with friends and family, gathered around a table full of food. But getting ready for that magic moment takes a lot of preparation, whether you're the one cooking or you're…

Get Ready to Hit the Road

We're just two days away from Thanksgiving, one of the biggest family celebrations of the year. For many of us, that means packing up the car with toys, games, snacks and tablets for road trips to the gathering place. AAA…

Celebrate the Holidays with Parades!

I love a parade! Who doesn't? The heart-thumping rhythm of the percussion sections of the high school bands, the rosy red cheeks of the boy scouts and dance troops and the excitement of the fire trucks from our volunteer fire…

Raising Kind Kids

This week on the Today Show there have been some pretty amazing stories of kids who have found ways to give to others, as they spotlighted the five finalists of Sprout's Kindest Kid contest. They've done things like collect coats…

What to do with a Sick Kid?

It's that time of year. And no, I'm not talking about Thanksgiving turkeys and holiday decorations. We seem to be smack dab in the middle of runny noses, fevers, and hacking coughs. And if experience has taught me anything, it…

The Velveteen Rabbit

Today is a perfect day for reading -- overcast and a little chilly -- and there is nothing better than snuggling up on the couch or a bed with your little one and reading a good book together. One of…